Don't you love this time of year? Leaves falling, the chill in the air. Before we know it Thanksgiving will be over, Black Friday sales will come to an end, Christmas will be nipping at all our our heels, and then you'll realize, "Crap! I haven't sent out our holiday photo cards yet!" This year, let's get them done early, get them out of the way and then you can enjoy the holidays and stress about getting the perfect gift instead of sending the perfect card!
Below you will find my holiday photo card designs, each can be tailored to fit you and your family. Cards are 5 x 7" and double-sided, designs are $18.50 each to receive your digital files and print them wherever you like. Interested in having me print them? I can do that too! Printed cards are $35 per 25 (envelopes included) + the one-time digital fee of $18.50.
Interested in learning more? See my designs below, email me at EAlexDesigns@Gmail.com with any questions or click on a template to order directly from my Etsy shop.
Merry & Married Holiday Photo Card
Calling all photographers!
It's been a pretty busy couple of days working on my website redesign, but I am happy to say I've come to the end of it! I'm hoping it's a total success but I'm looking to you for a last critique, don't worry, I went to art school I can take it. :) In an effort to drum up some feedback I'm offering a personalized stationery giveaway! And here's how it's going to work.
For one week, September 29 - October 6, 2015, I'm going to ask for feedback on my redesigned site. Take a tour and then comment below. Tell me what you like, or what you don't like. What you love, or what you hate.
Be sure to include:
I mean, there's always one right!? It's simple, it's why I'm reaching out to photographers! While I have the equipment, I'm not a photographer, most of my display work is put together digitally in photoshop. So I ask that you, the winners of my stationery, take a few photos of your specially designed stationery and send them to me.
Recently I designed stationery for Ashton Kelley of Ashton Kelley Photography, she plans to give them to her brides and grooms when they book with her. Today she sent me these extraordinary photos of my work, thereby giving me the inspiration to have this giveaway!
The optimal photo?
I'm not asking for anything super special, you've seen my site, just something that will go along with what I'm already portraying. I'll also be listing the stationery in my Etsy store and my Amazon Handmade store (under development). High resolution, horizontal photos are optimal but whatever you like, I'll like! Full credit will be given to you, as well as a link to your photography site. In the end, we both win!
What are you waiting for?
The winners* will be selected October 7, don't miss out on your chance, take a tour of my site and comment below!
*Sorry, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
And the winners are...
Thank you to everyone who commented directly on my blog, on my FB posts and other social media outlets. Special thanks to my bestie and SEO God Jon Stroz for all of his suggestions! So, without further ado, the winners! Congratulations to Elisabeth Stone of Stone Werks and Alicia Yarrish of Alicia Yarrish Photography! Now if you'll please excuse me, it's time to dig into their brands and learn more about them! Thanks again to everyone!
Though I've designed holiday photo cards for family the past couple of years, I've never actually sold them. Thanks to Ashton Kelley Photography, that's all changing!
Check them out below and at my Etsy site at Etsy.com/EAlexDesigns. All of my holiday photo cards are 5x7" and double-sided, after you approve your cards I'll send you high resolution files for you to have printed wherever you choose!
Merry Christmas Custom Type: Two background options available, colors can be changed on first
Snowstorm: With this chilly weather it's better to be together (wow am I corny or what?!?)
Love, Joy & Laughter: Nothing's better than a family that has fun together
Happy Holidays Custom Text: Simple but says it all
Holly Illustration: Ribbon, tag and background colors can be modified
Our Most Perfect Gift: Just have a baby? Combine your holiday card and birth announcement
Initial Cap, Stripes: Such a cute simple card (greeting and colors can be modified)
Merry Christmas Chalkboard: For those who prefer to showcase only one photo
Merry & Married: For those who just got married (like me!)
Golden Dots Happy New Year: I'm in love with gold lately :)
So that's what I've got so far. I'll add more as they become available in my shop. Remember to get your order in early so you have plenty of time to print and mail them out! And if you're looking for something totally unique send me a message at EAlexDesigns@Gmail.com and we can work together to make this years holiday card the best ever!
Also, as a little extra announcement that I'll go into more detail on later, I'm going to be participating in the #EtsyGifts holiday marketing campaign. I'll be kicking it off on Tuesday, November 18 and running it through Small Business Saturday on November 26. Each day I will feature a gift idea from my shop at a discounted price for my personal campaign that I will be calling Twelve Days of Etsy Gifts! Make sure to like me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter and Instagram so you don't miss out on any of the deals!
There is nothing on tv, unless you're one of those futbol people, which I am not, give me football, not futbol. And to cap it all off this is the first week without Game of Thrones now that the season has ended. Ugh...
Back in January I designed love cards based on the wedding vows, and two different Dothraki quotes from GoT. Over time I have received numerous requests for a larger version of the wedding vows, if you need a reminder:
Father. Smith. Warrior. Mother. Maiden. Crone. Stranger.
I am yours & you are mine.
From this day , till the end of my days.
So I'm listening! I've ordered fifty 17 x 11 prints of my GoT wedding vows poster. If all goes well, I could be persuaded to order some more ;) They are listed in my Etsy shop right now, click here to get it and fill that GoT void in your life!
The first poster mailing will be shipped out Monday, June 30, 2014 via USPS. Shipping is currently estimated and will be updated after the first mailing, significant overages ($1.00+) will be reimbursed the difference.
All three cards (below) are available in my Etsy shop. The first is the same as the poster. The second says My Sun and My Stars in Dothraki. The third says You Are the Moon of My Life in Dothraki.
Blogging isn't a constant thing for me, but hopefully someone will get some use out of the things I say, no matter how far in between.